019. Igal Moria

Igal Moria was infected with the spiritual bug in his teens has no plans of recovering. He joined Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at 19 (in 1973) and was involved with the TM movement for 25 years, working with Maharishi on developing courses and course materials on Maharishi Vedic Science and world religions. He came across the teaching of spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen, and instantly resonated with the depth and seriousness of Cohen’s work. He is a member of Andrew Cohen’s core body of students.

Articles referred to in the interview or recommended by Igal:

  • Andrew Cohen’s five tenets of evolutionary enlightenment.
  • Andrew Cohen on meditation
  • Older article in which Andrew tells the story of how he discovered the bigger view, the one that includes Becoming
  • Numerous articles that give an overview of Andrew’s teaching

Transcript of this intervew

Interview recorded 4/21/2010

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast. Video also available in 20-minute segments on Facebook.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction: Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:05:16 – Leaving the Ashram and Seeking Independence
  • 00:09:42 – A Traumatic Event and Its Aftermath
  • 00:12:44 – The End of an Era
  • 00:16:03 – Introduction to Andrew Cohen and Enlightenment
  • 00:20:17 – A Rekindling of the Spirit
  • 00:24:14 – The Allure of Spiritual Leadership
  • 00:27:46 – The Recognition of a Bigger Reality
  • 00:31:53 – Overcoming Inertia and Embracing Change
  • 00:35:36 – Liberation from Anxiety and Gratitude for Maharishi
  • 00:41:03 – The Meeting of Papaji and Ramana Maharshi
  • 00:45:04 – The Power of Trust and Shifting Consciousness
  • 00:48:13 – The Classical Idea of Enlightenment
  • 00:51:21 – The Origins and Development of Monotheism
  • 00:54:55 – Enlightenment through engagement with others
  • 00:58:49 – The Power of Coming Together Beyond Ego
  • 01:02:04 – Coming together beyond ego
  • 01:05:19 – The Five Tenets of Enlightenment
  • 01:08:08 – Facing What You’re Made Of
  • 01:11:23 – The Bigger Picture
  • 01:13:56 – The Eye of the Universe
  • 01:16:25 – The Evolution of Consciousness and the Motivation for the Spiritual Life
  • 01:19:04 – Seriös Arbeit und Entwicklung
  • 01:22:09 – The Value of Meditation for Freedom
  • 01:25:31 – Cultivating Freedom from Mind and Emotions
  • 01:29:06 – Contrasting meditation techniques
  • 01:32:54 – The Three Instructions for Meditation
  • 01:36:54 – Cultivating a Position of Freedom
  • 01:42:32 – Various Perspectives on Spiritual Teachings
  • 01:48:31 – The New Enlightenment: Embracing Inner and Outer Existence
  • 01:55:00 – The Radical Becoming of Enlightenment